Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Busy, busy, relaaaaaaax

It's been a busy couple of weeks for me, but now I have quite a relaxing week to start my samples for my next demo :-)

Over Easter we did a big Geocaching challenge - 100 caches and 22 miles of walking in a single day. We were surprised that we made it to 19 miles before our feet were *really* painful, and even more surprised that we had mostly recovered the next day. We did have a good lie in though!

We're volunteers at the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, and the week after Easter is their pilot training week, where the pilots renew their display licenses on the various vintage planes that the Collection uses for the air display season. Most of them are fast jet or airline pilots, so don't spend much of their time flying pre-1940s planes! Our job in training week is to push the planes around, catch the really old ones that don't have much in the way of brakes, and to hold limbo poles and let go of balloons for the barnstorming practice. It's essentially crewing for 4 airshows in a row, so pretty tiring, especially as I'm not used to getting up early!

Last week I had lots of final prep to do for my demo for Grafton Projects in Huntingdon on Saturday. I was one of five demonstrators on the day, and I was showing mainly Woodware products (stamps, punches, chippies albums and the multi-trimmer). It was a great day - busy all day, and lovely to see what the other designers had made. And of course I found a few things I absolutely *had* to buy :-)

I'll load some pics of the album I made later, but here are a couple of the cards:

On Sunday I had a family birthday, and I totally changed my plans for what to make after shopping at the demo. I made my card at my parents' house, while helping Mum make her first card. I normally craft alone when not at demos, so it was a nice treat to be able to make it a social activity. Here's what I came up with - not a great photo unfortunately, as I forgot to do it during daylight:

Friday, 10 April 2009

Mmmmmm paper

One thing I'm not short of is paper. I had promised myself that I wouldn't buy any more for a while, but then those naughty people at Do Crafts added lots of extra Basic Grey papers to their sale. And of course I have to have two bits of each - one for using, one for hoarding :-)

On the other hand, I did use a small square of paper from the mountain today, and a stamp that I bought ages ago, for an unplanned Easter card. So I'm a good girl really.